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The Spirit Clearing Audiobook

The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

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Publisher's Summary

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

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    Mae SOUTH LEBANON, OH, United States 02-12-15
    Mae SOUTH LEBANON, OH, United States 02-12-15
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    "Not exactly ZF, but totally worth the read."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a totally new type of story than I am used to with Tufo. But I love how he ties in some of my favorite characters.


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    Mel Ft. Worth TX 02-08-15
    Mel Ft. Worth TX 02-08-15 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese

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    "How do you describe a story that should exist?"
    Where does The Spirit Clearing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to so many books that it's not an easy question to answer. Sean Runnette was superb as usual, that man has the golden voice for Mike.The story was great and dreadful at the same time. If you have read the ZF series then you are already familiar with the accident. But this version of it turns out very different for everyone. This story was almost painful in what Mark puts Mike through. It really broke my heart when the bad bad thing happens in Mike's life (which really surprised me when it happened) and I'm NOT an emo reader!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were quite a few cross over characters (and one that had to be the basis for Vivian D) but of course my favorite was Mike (poor poor Mike)


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to hundreds of hours of SR's voice and he always makes the story better by bringing you right in to the story. You become a witness to the story rather than just an audience member.


    If you could take any character from The Spirit Clearing out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mike (sans his patch or his contact), cuz I want to see his eyes


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Talbot fan and you have read Marks other books, then this is a great addition to the Mike Talbot alter ego/personality club.
    BUT if you haven't read any of the other books I would not recommend this book to be your first one. Only because you see a side of him that never was.

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    jbrownsp 12-22-14
    jbrownsp 12-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "beyond great"

    all of mark tufo's books are al wonderful you must read them to see how he intertwined all of this universe

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    SameOldStory US 09-21-14
    SameOldStory US 09-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "4 stars while you read it and 5 stars looking back"

    Someone who hasn't read/heard Tufos' other books might have a different take on this story.

    It's the same character, but one who undergoes very different experience's from the Zombie Fallout or Indian Hill series.

    When it's all over, you'll recognize the story format. It's been used by many writers, Tufo just does it better.

    It has some places where the story slows down, and some parts that come to a pointless dead end (no pun intended).

    Over all, and looking back, I enjoyed the story. But it isn't in the same league as the Zombie
    Fallout series. THOSE, I'd give 10 stars.

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    Farrell 09-21-14
    Farrell 09-21-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Depressing"

    Except for the last few minutes the book was rather depressing. Overall the story was rambling with little plot lines that were never truly resolved in a satisfactory manner. The ending was just too simple, it didn't explain enough of the preceding story.

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    Thia 08-24-14
    Thia 08-24-14

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    "Alternate Talbot Universe"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a completely alternate universe for Tufo's main character from the Zombie Fallout series -Talbot. HE is the same but most everything else is different. I still really liked it, same great writing and narrating, but no zombies. There is plenty of supernatural and occasionally a familiar name or character will pop in, but this is not a continuation of Zombie Fallout. It is completely stand alone. Oh and there will be some confusing things that pop up and you'll think you are lost or have missed something. Just keep going, it will all make sense in the end.

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    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 06-27-14
    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about The Spirit Clearing?

    The entire story and specially the ending. I felt like I went through the entire book for nothing. I could never recommend this book to anyone.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Tufo’s story?

    The ending. I was not impressed with the entire book but the ending made me feel like I had just wasted all the time I spent listening to the book.

    I love Mark Tufo and his books. Love the zombie books. Loved Indian Hill. Hated this one.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    I still like Talbot but the book was not up to what I expect from Tufo.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Sorry no. I love the narrator. He is the voice of Talbot


    Any additional comments?

    I really love the other books. I really surprised me when I did not like this one. I would still gladly purchase another Tufo book. I will just be more on guard.

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    Jens United States 05-30-14
    Jens United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Tufo and Runnette are Amazing!"
    Where does The Spirit Clearing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Runnette's performances are great! I've only listened to his work with Tufo but I will explore his other work.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Spirit Clearing and why?

    Talbot of course.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished the audiobook and all I can say is wow. I can't really say I knew what was coming but I had an idea. Even so the way you tell the story and Runnette gives life to your words I was so caught up I forgot that I ever had an idea what was gonna happen. It's been a while since inward so caught up in a story that I was disappointed it came to an end. Well done!

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 01-30-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Mike Talbot hits an alternate universe"

    In “The Spirit Clearing” Mark Tufo plays the part of O Henry by taking us to an alternate universe for Mike Talbot with a twist at the end. The story is a bit slower than from an action standpoint than some of his other works starting Mike, but tells an interesting story. Appearances by Jed, Durgen and others put a unique spin to this tale. If you like the humor and packing in the other Talbot books you’ll probably like this one as well.

    As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job with the narration.

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    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14
    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Different Mike,different story,still good!spoilers"
    If you could sum up The Spirit Clearing in three words, what would they be?

    Holy shit dude!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spirit Clearing?

    When Paul & Dennis, don't make it out of the wreck, in all the other books when Mike remembers this accident they all make it so it was hard to grasp on a personal emotional level for me, I cried... a lot in this book.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is Mike.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end, how Paul forever punishes himself. soo super sad.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful book!

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